Per News and record- Joe Sirera
I believe our Coach has a plan unlike some of our past coaches.
"Most of the time during the year against a team like Illinois we probably wouldn't run as we did tonight, but we wanted to play our style. I didn't try to slow the game down. I wanted to try to get better at what we do, and what we do is run. In the second half, once we settled down a little bit, we were able to play in transition and play our style."
Negatives: "We have to find a cohesive group. That's why I played as many guys as I could. We tried to get the new guys at the post position some chemistry. Some of Kam's mistakes were things that he doesn't usually make in games. Illinois has great size and great length, so they gave us some problems, especially inside."
On whether the quick turnaround to Thursday's game is a good thing: "It's a great thing. I didn't want to show a ton because really and truthfully the game tomorrow is a much more even battle. ... I think we're ready to go."